09446 - Microeconomics

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Decent work and economic growth Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic analytical tools for understanding the behaviour of economic agents (individuals, firms, public authorities) and their interactions in the market. At the end of the course the student is able to: - analyse consumers’ expenditure and firms’ production decisions; - understand the interactions between consumers and firms in the market; - analyse the role of public policies in dealing with market failures.

Course contents

Standard content of a microeconomic course + some concepts of behavioral and experimental economics


Robert S. Pindyck - Daniel L. Rubinfeld - Microeconomia - 8° edition

Teaching methods

Lessons with PPT Slides

Exercises and practice with the Course Tutor

Laboratory experiments

Assessment methods

Written exam in three parts: multiple choice, open questions, exercises

When the exam is online (EOL), it is divided in 2 parts only: 20 multiple choice questions + 6 multiple choice exercises.


Key for evaluation marks:

• <18: fail

• 18-20: sufficient

• 21-23: fully sufficient

• 24-26: average

• 27-29: good

• 30: very good

• 30 e lode: excellent

Teaching tools

Experience and patience

Office hours

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